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Emery swim teams sweep region


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Last Thursday afternoon the Emery High swim teams hosted the region swim meet and both teams left the pool that evening as the region champions. The Emery girls scored 390 points while second-place Richfield scored 322 points. They were followed by Grand with 139 points, Wasatch Academy with 90 points, Gunnison Valley with 63 points, North Sanpete with 60 points and South Sevier with 47 points. The Spartan boys scored 326 points to Richfield’s 236 and Grand’s 227 points. Wasatch Academy scored 173, Gunnison Valley scored 80, South Sevier scored 57 and North Sanpete closed out the scoring with 46 points.
The Emery boy’s won five of 11 events while the Emery girls won just three. The Emery girls did place second in seven events and placed multiple swimmers in the top six of all eight individual competitions.
The Richfield Lady Wildcats actually won more events than Emery, five, but did not have the depth to compete. Grand won two races and Wasatch Academy won one on the girl’s side. For the boys’, Grand won three races, Wasatch Academy won two and North Sanpete won one.
Emery started the day off well by winning the first event of the day for each team as they won the 200-yard medley relay races. Swimming for the girls were Sydney Terwilleger, Hayley Guymon, Kaelee Hooley and Alexis Johansen. Swimming for the boys were Deegan Minchey, Keldan Guymon, Asher Beagley and Parker Stilson. Both Emery teams finished second in the next relay of the day, the 200-yard freestyle relay race.
The girls team included Hooley, Angelina Migliori, Johansen and BriAnne Bass. The boy’s team included Jonathan Seeley, Brennan Durrant, Eli Beagley and Allen Durrant. The Emery boys won the final relay race of the day and the final event of the day while the Lady Spartans finished second. The boy’s team included Minchey, Stilson, Asher Beagley and Guymon. The girl’s team included Bass, Terwilleger, Migliori and Haley Guymon.
Individual winners for the Spartans on the day included Brianne in the 100-yard freestyle race and Haley in the 100-yard breaststroke. For the Spartan guys the winners were Keldan Guymon in both the 50-yard freestyle and in the 100-yard breaststroke and Deegan Minchey in the 100-yard backstroke.
Also placing for the Lady Spartans in the top eight were in the 200-yard free, Johansen second, Alejandra Garcia fourth, Hannah Morris fifth, Megan Hess sixth; in the 200-yard IM, Hooley third, Raquelle Simmons sixth and Jenny Funk seventh; in the 50-yard free, Bass second, Migliori third, Terwilleger fourth and Funk seventh. In the 100-yard fly, Hooley second, Guymon third and Makyan Nielson fifth; in the 100-yard free, Brooklyn Potter second, Simmons fifth and Megan Hess sixth; in the 500-yard free, Morris third, Garcia fourth Funk fifth and Brynne Urie seventh; in the 100-yard backstroke, Johansen second and Terwilleger fourth; and in the 100-yard breaststroke, Migliori third and Harmony Willson fourth.
Also placing for the Spartan boys in the top eight places were in the 200-yard free, Asher Beagley second, Allen Durrant fourth and Levi Olsen fifth; in the 200-yard IM, Minchey second, Stilson third and Seeley eighth; in the 100-yard fly, Asher third, Seely fifth and Malone Moss sixth; in the 100-yard free, Allen Durrant fourth and Eli Beagley sixth; in the 500-yard free, Gage Jensen finished fourth, Jace Jorgensen seventh and Taylor Durrant eighth; in the 100-yard backstroke, Stilson finished second and in the 100-yard breaststroke, Eli Beagley was sixth and Jensen was seventh.
The next event is the 3-A Utah State swimming championship meet on Thursday Feb. 8 at the Wasatch Aquatic Center. The 3-A meet is for all schools 3-A and smaller in the state and was moved this year from BYU as the BYU pool is being redone into a better facility.
The meet will start at 11 a.m. and the morning session will include races one through eight and the afternoon session will begin at 2:30 p.m. and will include races nine through 22. The Wasatch Aquatic Center is located in Heber City.

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